Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 96,878 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,915 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 131,416 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 162,954 Stroke patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

96,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,915 people (1.98%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.9 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.37 %
  • male: 51.63 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.06 %
  • 20-29: 0.9 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 6.83 %
  • 50-59: 19.45 %
  • 60+: 70.51 %

Severity if Stroke when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Stroke **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (311 people, 16.24%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (161 people, 8.41%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (139 people, 7.26%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (117 people, 6.11%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (116 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (481 people, 25.12%)
  • Lisinopril (327 people, 17.08%)
  • Omeprazole (280 people, 14.62%)
  • Plavix (214 people, 11.17%)
  • Furosemide (202 people, 10.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (222 people, 11.59%)
  • Fall (169 people, 8.83%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (160 people, 8.36%)
  • Dizziness (160 people, 8.36%)
  • Hypertension (145 people, 7.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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